Program Accountant NGO Job Careers – Amref Health Africa


Job Title:    Program Accountant

Organisation: Amref Health Africa

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Manager


About US:

Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organization based in Africa. With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and Western Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by increasing sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.


Job Summary:  The Program Accountant will provide technical expertise and support in budgeting, reporting and accountability, risk management and overall support to the country programme.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Financial Reporting and Accountability

·       Prepare and share monthly financial reports with the programme team

·       Maintain an up to date reporting matrix and ensure that the quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports are submitted to the donors in a timely manner

·       Participate in periodic program review meetings

Budgeting and Forecasting:

·       Provide technical support and guidance during preparing the annual budgets

·       Ensure board approved and operational budgets are uploaded into the system in a timely manner and performing quarterly revisions on the operational budget as required

·       Review the quarterly and month work plans and ensure these are approved in a timely manner to aid implementation of activities

·       Participate in the preparation of donor proposal budgets

·       Preparation of monthly and quarterly call downs for consolidation and submission to HQ

·       Provide technical support in revising budgets as proposed by the programme team

Risk Management

·       Monitor project cash balances on a regular basis and ensure no project is reporting a cash deficit

·       Monitor staff debtor balances and ensure these are maintained as current at all times

·       Conduct regular field visits and keep the finance manager informed of all situations which have the potential to negatively impact internal controls or financial performance.

·       Support in implementation of internal controls of the organization as per policies in place.

Staff Capacity Building:

·       Facilitate and provide training, technical support and guidance to Assistant Accountants in the areas of budget preparation and monitoring, budget revision, and reporting.

·       Regular review meetings with program staff to discuss ways of improving performance

·       Orientation of new staff in the finance processes/guidelines as and when required

Audit Support:

·       Participate in internal, external and project audits by providing auditors by providing the necessary information as requested and explanations for any audit queries.

·       Support the finance manager in the follow up of audit recommendations


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance option

·       Full CPA, ACCA or other internationally recognized accounting qualification

·       At least three (3) years of working experience in the accounting/finance department of an international NGO

·       MUST have experience in budget monitoring and financial reporting for USAID grants

·       Familiarity with NAVISION accounting system will be an added advantage

·       Good analytical skills and ability to present and report findings verbally and in writing


How to Apply:

All candidate should please send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Business Partner, Amref Health Africa in Uganda

Emails should not exceed 2MB.


NB: We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination or harassment.


Deadline: 24th March 2021


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